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Two Yquem with maturity

Derek - Fri, August 05, 2016

Two Château d’Yquem with maturity

Château d’Yquem 1998

Sauternes 1er Cru Supérieur

95 2011-35

Although there is a lot of sweet fruit on the nose there are lovely peachy, orange blossom fragrances. Crème Brulêe, candied peel and honey give voluptuous richness on the mid palate with peach and apricot at the back. Sensuous and lush yet there is enough freshness to bring out a hint of botrytis and give a stylish elegance to the finish.

Château d’Yquem 1986

Sauternes 1er Cru Supérieur

94 2016-27

Spiced apricots there is a lot happening on the nose the start of the palate has a mix of tropical fruits quite light. Richer in the middle mango, pineapple and candied orange peel honeyed. Lighter at the back length of flavour the finish has a nutty botrytis spiciness.

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